Philippines Bought BrahMos Missile from India
- Several nations, especially the Gulf, have shown interest in purchasing the missile.
- The Philippines signed a contract to purchase three batteries of the BrahMos missile, developed by India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyeniya jointly, providing a significant boost to India's hopes of becoming an exporter of defense platforms.
- The agreement is approximately $375 million and is India's first sizable defense export.
- In India, BrahMos Aerospace produces the missiles.
- The Department of National Defense of the Republic of the Philippines and BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), according to a statement from the Defense Ministry on Friday, inked a deal on January 28, 2022, for the sale of shore-based anti-ship missile systems to the Philippines.
- Through an intergovernmental agreement, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia have collaborated to develop the BrahMos as BrahMos Aerospace.
Which country bought the BrahMos Missile from India?
A large agreement for providing "defense material and equipment," possibly including BrahMos cruise missiles, was reached between India and the Philippines in March 2021.